For decades, MCI has hosted the Youth Orbit event as an invitation for youth from across the province and beyond to come together to embrace their faith, connect with others, learn, grow, and have fun.
Focus verse: Deuteronomy 31:6 “Be strong. Take courage. Don’t be intimidated. Don’t give them a second thought because God, your God, is striding ahead of you. He’s right there with you. He won’t let you down; he won’t leave you.”
Youth Orbit is hosted on the Mennonite Collegiate Institute campus (466 Mary Street, Gretna Manitoba) It’s a quick and easy drive straight south of Altona. For more information, learn about our campus at www.mciblues.net
Who can come?
Students currently in Grade 8-12. Come for the day or join us for the whole event and stay overnight! Sign up with your friends. We will do our best to honor all roommate requests.
For overnight guests - Where will I sleep?
Youth will stay in our gender-specific dorms wherethey have a shared dorm with a bed, full washroom (including shower), mod lounge and a cozyspace to call home for the weekend. (All overnight guests will be registered on a first come firstserved basis.) Accessible options will be available upon request.
NEW! For Saturday guests (not staying overnight) - Bus route available
We can pick you up! We will drop off at these same locations after the event. (Spots must be booked in advance) 8:00am – Westside Church, Morden
8:20am – Walmart, Winkler
8:45am – South Park Church, Altona
What do I need to bring?
Clothes including comfy clothes for gym games (clothing with inappropriategraphics or language will not be permitted)
Jacket for potential outdoor activities
Spending cash for canteen or YO Merch (optional)
If you are joining us for the overnight experience, please bring the following: ● Pillow
Sleeping Bag or Blanket & sheet (mattresses will be in dorms for each youth)● Toothbrush/Toothpaste
Shower Supplies (including a towel)
Will there be First Aid on site?
Yes. We will have a First Aid Centre located at the center of our facility. Email us with any further questions you may have at [email protected]
Where will we eat? Do we need to bring money for food?
The majority of the meals will beserved in our spacious dining hall (with some exceptions to other locations as needed). If you
have dietary restrictions, please let us know in your registration form. We will do our best toaccommodate everyone. All meals and snacks (besides canteen) are included in the registrationfee.
Is there WIFI and a Cell Phone Policy?
MCI/Youth Orbit High offers WIFI access on the school campus for guests. All device usage is the responsibility of the attendee. MCI will not actively monitor device usage during the event.
Disciplinary Consequences & Procedure
Potential Disciplinary Actions – In the event that a student has broken the trust, or code ofconduct (as outlined at www.mciblues.net), disciplinary action will be taken. It’s important to notethat our goal is to restore relationships of trust and turn discipline into an opportunity forlearning.
Rules and Guidelines
The following will result in immediate action.
Illegal Activity: In the case that participants are involved in any illegal activity (ie. Drugs,Alcohol, Weapons etc.) on MCI campus or at any MCI functions, it will result in immediateremoval from the event. Any student caught smoking/vaping or in possession of tobacco/vapeproducts on campus will be subject to discipline.
Property Damage: Any participants that intentionally damage school property will beexpected to pay the full cost of repair.
Harming Others: Any participants that intentionally harms a fellow student will be subject toremoval.
Entering the Opposite Sexes Dormitory: Any student found entering, hosting, or assisting an opposite gender visitor will result in immediate removal.
What does it cost?
Early bird – for all weekend, $100 (until Nov. 24th) Regular pricing – for all weekend overnight, $125 Friday only – $70 Saturday only – $70 Friday and Saturday, NOT staying overnight – $100